Hy-Vee, Inc. of West Des Moines, Iowa has appointed Casey Decker as chief information officer (CIO), where he will lead the IT strategy for the more than $11 billion company. Decker will oversee all of Hy-Vee’s information systems and staff, as well as lead the company’s technology operations. He will also lead all innovations and initiatives for the retailer’s online and digital channels.
Decker comes to Hy-Vee after serving as the CIO for FBL Financial Group, Inc. In 2019, he was recognized as CIO of the Year from the Technology Association of Iowa.
“Having the opportunity to secure the caliber of talent that Casey brings is instrumental as we continue to implement our innovations,” said Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, in a statement. “As we take our technology solutions to the next level to help make our customers’ lives easier, healthier and happier, we know that Casey’s experience is crucial. Casey’s skill set and knowledge in IT is exactly what the company needs as we work to become the best place to work and shop in America.”
Decker assumes the CIO role from EVP Matt Ludwig, who has transitioned to oversee Hy-Vee’s supply chain as chief supply chain officer and executive vice president.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University as well as a master’s degree in Management of Information Systems from DePaul University. Decker has completed the General Management Program (GMP) from Wharton Business School, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He also serves on the board of directors for the Food Bank of Iowa and Junior Achievement of Central Iowa.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states.